big energy saving NetworkBHESCo, as a Champion of the Big Energy Savings Network, is now working with community groups, schools and charities to provide useful advice to people about how to stay warmer for less this winter.

Founder Director Kayla Ente has visited St Nicholas Church and Varndean School over the past month, emphasizing the fact that if you haven’t switched suppliers once your fixed contract expires, it is likely that you are paying too much on your energy bills.

At Varndean School, Kayla spoke to 20 parents about ways to prevent and treat damp, helped parents switch tariffs and helped resolve a problem a parent had with a prepayment meter. An average of £200 per household was saved just by switching energy supplier.  This can make a contribution to reducing fuel debt, providing more disposable income for families.

A week later BHESCO had a stand at the AMAZE Info Fair, where Kayla spoke to parents of children with Special Education Needs and disabilities about their energy usage, advising some about whether they were on the best tariff and about energy savings measures they can take in their homes.

More recently, BHESCo ran a workshop in conjunction with National Energy Action at The Space Place at the Hanover Community Centre. While the ladies were busy sewing draught excluders out of beautiful recycled fabric, BHESCo was providing knowledgeable advice and help with their energy bills.  Again, an average of £200 per year was saved on energy bills by switching to a lower tariff.

Forthcoming events on 15 December include a lunchtime presentation at AGE UK for front line workers, and on 15 January a workshop for frontline workers from Brighton & Hove County Council at the Brighthelm Centre and on 13 January at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Hove.

Look out, too, for the Older People’s forum which BHESCO are hosting at their base at the Brighthelm centre on 22 January.


peoples_assembly-150x80The People’s Assembly is creating a  citizens’ conversation about democracy, cuts and what we can do about it.   The next big event is shaping up to be an exciting day that will bring together inspiring leaders from across the UK who conducting their own local campaigns. We’re aiming to start a conversation about how people united together can address the challenging environment, reclaiming power for ordinary people.

Expect workshops, campaign stalls, discussion and even a free lunch! So mark the date, spread the word, keep updated through our website or the facebook event page. And tell us if you want lunch or require interpreters through booking on eventbrite:

21 Oct 2013

Energy Café 26 October 2013

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34050-CM_ENERGY CAFE_A5 MASTER FLYER_TEMPLATE_AW.inddCome down to the Energy Café at the newly renovated Church of Christ the King at 21-23 Clarendon Villas in Hove this Saturday, 26 October.  Meet local energy specialists, hear interesting talks on energy plans and visit the exhibits on  solar electricity and solar heating, wood fueled boilers, insulation and other energy efficiency measures designed to help you save money on your energy bills.  Entry is free!

In co-operation with Communities Matter , we’ll be offering energy advice, served with coffee, tea, home-made cakes, seasonal soups and other refreshments throughout the day.   The speakers will start at 1pm.

Hove Station Neighborhood Forum was formed by residents and local businesses to represent the community in light of the plans to redevelop the area around Hove Station.  As part of the Neighbourhood Forum, we are undetaking a Local Community Energy Plan to assist local residents to discover how they can save energy and generate their own renewable energy, to lower their electricity and heating bills.

Drop by and see what communities across Brighton & Hove can do to take more control over their energy bills.

20 Sep 2013

September 2013 Newsletter

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Click here to read all our news for the last month. September 13 Newsletter

17 Sep 2013

Our New Infographic

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This was beautifully designed by Matteo Manca
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